Rupert Annual 1973, Alfred Bestall
This Rupert Annual 1973, illustrated by Alfred Bestall, is in nice condition.
The inside covers have a lovely illustration by Alfred Bestall. The artist Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) trained at the Central School of Art in London. He began illustrating the Rupert annuals in 1935. He was an artist who drew wonderful trees. All of his Rupert books have a tree as their main feature with a magical landscape that he painted for the inside of the covers.
The hardback cover has a slight creasing but otherwise the book is in very good condition. It has an inscription in the ‘This Book Belongs To’ page, nicely written. Otherwise the pages are clean and bright. Not price-clipped.
We think this 1973 Rupert Annual is the last for which Alfred Bestall illustrated the cover and inside spread.